Getting started with Open DevOps

This guide will help you sign up for Atlassian Open DevOps and set up your first connected project. Keep this tab open while you sign up and explore the products.

Step 1: Sign up for Open DevOps

If you’re new to Atlassian

Sign up to create an account and get all the Open DevOps products for free. You can upgrade the products individually or swap them out for third-party tools of your choice.

If you have an Atlassian account

Sign up to add and integrate the products you don’t already have with a new or existing site. Don’t worry, this will not affect your bill!


If you sign up with an existing site, you’ll need to connect the products with a project.

Step 2: Connect a project

As long as the products are integrated with the site, you can easily connect them to a project within that site.

Create a new “connected” project

  1. Select Create > Create project
  2. Check the “Connect work across tools” option
  3. Follow the prompts to connect work 

You’ll be able to connect Atlassian and third-party tools connected to the project. Learn more.

Connect an existing project

  1. Choose the team-managed project you want to connect.
  2. Go to Project settings > Features
  3. Enable the Code, Deployments, Project pages, and On-call features.
  1. Choose the company-managed project you want to connect.
  2. Under Project settings, go to the indiviudal Code, Deployments, and Project pages tabs to enable the features one-by-one. 

On-call is coming to company-managed projects soon!

Step 3: Navigate your tools

Once the project is set up, you’ll have visibility into work that happens across all your connected tools directly from Jira Software. This means your team can access everything in one place instead of constantly switching between tools.

Take your time exploring the following items in your project menu:


Code to access your Bitbucket repositoried

Upload to cloud

Deployments to track your Bitbucket pipelines (CI/CD)


Project pages to read your Confluence documents


On-call to view your Opsgenie on-call schedule (coming to company-managed projects soon!)

Jira board

Step 4: Customize your features

If you don’t need certain tools or features, you can easily disable and remove them from the project menu. You can toggle them back on at any time.

Go to Project settings > Features to easily toggle features on and off. 


Under Project settings, go to the indiviudal feature pages (Code, Deployments, etc) toggle them on and off.


The Features tab is coming to company-managed projects soon!

Step 5: Invite your team

Adminhub is your one-stop shop to manage users on Jira Software, Confluence, and Opsgenie. With Adminhub, you can:


Manage access and permissions


Monitor product usage and billing


Add and remove individual users or entire groups

Admin hub

Want to add developers to Bitbucket? Learn how to grant repository access to users and groups.

Step 6: Connect more tools

Open DevOps is designed to be customized and extended with apps from third-party vendors. Teams can start by exploring our integrations page to discover tools from different categories, including:

  • Feature flagging
  • Testing 
  • Security
  • CI/CD
  • Monitoring
  • Code 

Not sure if you have permission? You can request tools from your project admin with a few easy clicks. 

Step 7: Create automation rules

Create unlimited automation rules across Jira and your connected tools to speed up your team and keep your work in sync. For example, create a rule to move an issue to “in-review” when a teammate makes a pull request in their code tool. Learn more.


Ready to dig deeper?

Check out more product guides.

Jira board

Jira for developers

Code review

Better code with Bitbucket

Pages and pencils

Getting started with Confluence


Monitoring and operating with Opsgenie

Prefer learning visually?

Learn about Open DevOps in our demo video to get a sense of how your team might use it.